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Maria Elena Duarte

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A loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, MARIA ELENA DUARTE, 74, passed away on Wednesday, October 14, 2020, in Roswell, New Mexico. Please take a moment and share a kind thought or memory with Maria’s family at www.andersonbethany.com.

SERVICES: A Rosary for Maria Elena will be recited by Martha Romero at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church on Tuesday, October 20, 2020, at 4:00 PM.

On June 11, 1946, Maria Elena was born to Alberto and Ester Duarte in Malaga, New Mexico. She was the beloved companion of Victorio Fuentez, who preceded her in death. Prior to retirement, Maria Elena worked as a CNA caregiver for many years. She loved drinking a cold beer and cooking for her family and friends. Maria Elena’s most memorable moments were the times she visited with her loved ones, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, she loved them dearly. Maria Elena was deeply loved and will be profoundly missed by her family and friends.

SURVIVORS: Left to treasure memories of Maria Elena are her mother, Ester Duarte; children: most beloved son Christofer Rodriguez, daughter Olga Martinez and husband Mario Martinez, Zenaida Duarte and husband Ernie Montez “Your Primo”; grandchildren: Gabriel Duarte, Eddika Duarte, Manuel Duarte and girlfriend Desiree Bustamante, Arturo Martinez and girlfriend Marissa, Celestina Baca and husband Daniel Andazola, Tiffany Pacheco and husband Isaac Pacheco, Kassandra Barraza and husband Eric Barraza, Kimberly Echavarria, Anthony Rodriguez, Manuel Rodriguez, Christopher Rodriguez, Leticia Rodriguez, Vincent Rodriguez, Emily Ortega, Arian Fuentez, Diego Fuentez, Joshue Page; great-grandchildren: the apple of her eye Emily Andazola, Frankie Baca, Daniel Ray Andazola, Nathaniel Andazola, Manuel Andazola, Celestina “Chumickey” Andazola, Aariyah Burgos, Gabriel Jr. Duarte, Eloy Duarte, Eli Duarte, Esaias Duarte, Adeleen Martinez, Giana Bustamante, Izaiah Duarte, Haileyray, Toribia, and Dillion Macias, Neveah, Zaiden, and Kayden Barraza, and Manne Rodriguez; mother, Ester Duarte; siblings: Angelica and husband Joe Barela, Romeila Hernandez and husband Alfonso Hernandez, Christina Ramirez and husband Loue Granger, Raymond Duarte, Danny Duarte and husband Bryon Bass, and Reynaldo Duarte; as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends.

PRECEDED: Maria Elena is Preceded in death by the love of her life, Victorio Fuentez; sons: Manuel “Baby” Echavarria and Anthony Rodriguez; father, Alberto Duarte; and her siblings: Olivia Duarte, Ezequiel Duarte, Arturo Duarte, Samuel Duarte, and Albert “Boy” Daurte.

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“Remember Me”

Remember me,
Though I have to
say goodbye
Remember me,
Don’t let it make you cry
For ever if I’m far away,
I hold you in my heart.
I sing a secret song to you
Each night we are apart.
Remember me,
though I have to travel far
Remember me,
each time you hear
a sad song
Know that I’m with you
The only way that I can be
Until you’re in
my arms again
Remember me…

Love Granny